Gary Brown, Director of the VA Office of EMS released a statement clarifying the impact to Emergency Medical Services in the Commonwealth in regard to the recent announcement of Governor McAuliffe's FY2015 Savings Plan. Statement Regarding Governor's Savings Plan and EMS
On August 6, 2014 members of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) [also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever] is one of the world’s most virulent diseases and is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or through exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions. In light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola Virus Disease in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released information and guidance for managers of 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), EMS Agencies, EMS systems, law enforcement agencies and fire service agencies as well as individual emergency medical services providers including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and medical first responders, such as law enforcement and fire service personnel. More
On Wednesday, June 11th the Council presented the annual Regional EMS Awards in ten different categories at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department. These winners will go on to compete for the state awards later this Fall. The winner of this year's $1,000 scholarship for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior was presented to Christopher Clark, a member of the Shawnee Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. Christopher is now attending Richmond University and hopes to become a Trauma Surgeon one day! More
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council just announced a 24 hour EMT-Basic refresher session scheduled for this Fall ! To go directly to the registration page, click here.
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is in the final stages of implementing their new web-based RSAF grant system, known as E-Gift (EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool). This system will be required for the NEXT RSAF grant cycle beginning on August 1, 2014 with the deadline being September 15, 2014. The E-Gift will replace the Consolidated Grant Application Program (CGAP), the software program used in the past and will automate the grant process by using a web-based system to pre-populate agency data making the grant process easier to navigate. More
Registration is now open for the 35th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium. This year's symposium will feature over 250 courses at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott November 5-9, 2014. We hope that you can take advantage of this wonderful educational opportunity.
To register or for more information, click here.
October 25, 2014 (09:00 - 16:00)
October 26, 2014 (09:00 - 16:00)
October 28, 2014 (18:30 - 21:30)
October 29, 2014 (08:00 - 12:30)
October 30, 2014 (18:30 - 21:30)